At this time of year I always buy a gargantuan bag of Meyer lemons simply because they are #1 in season, and #2 they’re pretty.
Then I have to do something with them … so I photograph them, then I bake with them, then I squeeze and freeze the juice in ice cube trays to be used later.
I’ve been using this lemon loaf recipe since we were married (almost 39 years ago). It’s my mother-in-law’s recipe and one of my husband’s favourites. The best part of a lemon loaf is the tangy sugary syrup that you pour over it while it’s still in the pan and still hot. Yumm …
Meyer Lemon Lemon Loaf
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- Rind of one lemon - grated
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
Lemon Sugar Syrup
- Juice of one lemon combined with 1/4 cup sugar
- Cream butter with sugar.
- Add eggs and lemon rind and beat well.
- Sift flour, salt and baking powder.
- On low speed, alternately add flour mixture and milk, a little of each at a time, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
- Pour into loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 60 minutes.
- Remove from oven and drizzle the lemon sugar syrup over top while the loaf is still in the pan.
I added a couple teaspoons of poppy seeds for crunch (optional).
Hope you’re having a wonderful sunny Sunday!
made my mouth water…
With the exception of the salt measurement (my recipe using 1/4 tsp.), I have this very same recipe! It was the one my grandma and then my mom made, and it is sooooo yummy!! I am quite sure that the lemon syrup makes the difference.
I can imagine how wonderful it smells and tastes! Thanks for sharing your mother-in-law’s recipe!
Gail Dixon says
My daughter won a pie contest last year with a hibiscus and Meyer lemon pie. I’d love to have tasted it. This looks good, too!
If it tastes as wonderful as it looks, it must be awesome. I’ll be trying this one. Thanks!
NOTHING better than Meyer Lemons. Going to copy this recipe and try it. Thanks!
Sheila S. says
Thanks Barb I’ve been looking for a great lemon loaf recipe and this one looks yummy. I’ll add it to the coconut cake recipe I just found on your daughter’s bog.
Yum! Yum! I will have try this with Xylitol and pass on the syrup, but I LOVE lemon so I’ll have to make this today.
Sherry Galey says
I make one just like this too, but yours is much prettier! I too love Meyer lemons and photographing them as well as suing them in baking. They are so beautiful. I love how you styled the lemon loaf and the contrast of the rustic wood…Now I’m hungry…
This looks wonderful. And, I just so happen to have some Myers lemons.
Deanna@Snippets from Springdale says
I’ll bring the coffee, have a slice ready when I arrive!!
That looks gorgeous thanks for the recipe..
Photo are fantastic — eye catching too. These photo have put thoughts in my head about baking something today — I’ll have to try your recipe when I get some lemons on hand.. Thanks..
Sarah C says
I love all things lemon! I’ll have to come back to this recipe!
Love anything lemon ~ saved this for later but wish I had a piece of it right now!
Luisa (ouisiekelly) says
I’m going to have to makes this. It looks delicious. I printed the recipe. Thanks Barb!
Carole M./Aust says
This cake recipe is also one of my favourites…my recipe is for Lemon Drizzle cake and I very coincidentally have it in the making today. Your photos make for a very tasty post!
Bing Boettner says
Just made this! OMG-very good and I followed the recipe to a T. Thanks so much! Meyer lemons rock!